Last chance to have your say on the Borough Plan
Published on Thursday, 26th January 2017
At a Cabinet meeting yesterday evening, approval was given to consult on the Borough Plan before it goes to examination by an independent inspector.
The consultation starts on Monday 30th January for a period of six weeks and will include drop-in sessions across the Borough. The Plan and its associated documents will be available on the Council’s website and in all libraries across the Borough.
“We have invested a lot of time and energy in producing our Borough Plan. It’s a massively important piece of work as it sets out the future for our Borough, ensuring that it’s well-placed to become an even better place to live, work and visit. In drafting the Plan, we sought the views of our residents and partners and listened closely to what they had to say. This final version reflects the feedback we’ve received so far and sets out how we can build a better Borough together.
It’s an ambitious Plan, led by the Council and working with our partners and communities. It sets the framework for the future development of homes, employment and business sites within our Borough. All future planning applications, irrespective of size and nature, will be assessed for approval against this Plan. It sets the direction for the future development of sites and also gives us more power to stop inappropriate development.
We now need to build more homes and employment sites to provide for the needs of our children and grandchildren. In total we need to deliver 13,374 houses, 3,000 of these have already received planning permission or been built. We also need to provide around 100 hectares of employment land. All of these houses and employment sites will include the infrastructure necessary to support them.
This is your opportunity to have a final say on our Borough Plan before it’s submitted to the Planning Inspectorate in May 2017, then is subject to an independent public examination.”
Cllr Danny Aldington, portfolio holder for Planning and Development
All information relating to the Borough Plan can be found on the Council website
Here Ian Powell, Director of Regeneration and Public Protection at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, gives more information about the consultation.
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